Bio: Lina grew up in West Bengal, India and received her master’s degree in Biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata, India, in 2010. Her prior research was developing and characterizing liposomal formulations for anti-cancer drug delivery. She pursued a Ph.D. in Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-B) Bombay, Mumbai, India, in 2016, was working under the advisement of Prof. Dhirendra Bahadur and Prof. Rohit Srivastava where she worked on designing and applying a multi-functional nanomaterial capable of dual drug delivery for cancer thermo-chemotherapy. Currently, Lina is a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Engineering department at the University of Delaware. She is currently working under the advisement of Dr. April Kloxin to investigating breast cancer dormancy and activation in response to microenvironment cues.
Research Interests: Lina is trying to understand how disseminated tumor cells remain dormant and what wakes them up in vitro and in vivo niche microenvironments. Specifically, she is developing a 3D in vitro co-culture model of breast cancer dormancy and reactivation to investigate the effects of a metastatic niche microenvironment.
Fun Facts: In her spare time, Lina enjoys painting and cooking with new recipes